Hughes Network Systems has completed testing of a satellite communications system designed to provide helicopters beyond-line-of-sight satcom, Space News reported Monday. The company worked with partners Applied Concepts Group and GetSat to demonstrate the HeloSat system in May, June and September.
Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Sierra Nevada Corp. have submitted proposals to the U.S. Air Force to compete for a program to replace the service“™s UH-1N Huey helicopters that work to secure intercontinental ballistic missile sites, National Defense reported Monday. The Boeing-Leonardo team and Lockheed’s Sikorsky subsidiary submitted their bids in September for the Huey replacement program […] More
Sikorsky Aircraft has announced plans to develop its first Matrix Technology-based aircraft by upgrading a UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter into an autonomous, optionally piloted version, following more than a year of prototype design work. The company said Tuesday the cargo resupply aircraft will utilize autonomy and fleet management technology and feature internal and external cargo capability for up to 9,000 pounds. […] More